At Broadgreen Primary School we want our pupils to have a meaningful curriculum, which prepares them to be citizens of modern Britain, with PHSE at the forefront of our whole school curriculum intent. We aim to succeed and achieve together by providing a curriculum that inspires, challenges and empowers our pupils to reach their full potential.
We aim for our curriculum to be
- Broad and balanced with clear progression in subject knowledge and skills.
- Relevant, filled with rich first-hand purposeful experiences, which are flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.
Our curriculum is planned to meet the needs of the children in Broadgreen Primary by starting with their own knowledge and interests before developing their understanding of our local context -utilising the excellent cultural offer within our city- and broadening their understanding of our region, our country and the world. We aim for our children to be inspired by learning about important people, places and events, to be challenged to have high aspirations for themselves in all aspects of school life and to empower them by giving them the skills them need to succeed now and in the future.
In light of the Covid 19 pandemic and consequent partial school closures we will be adapting our curriculum further to best meet the needs of our pupils. This may include an additional focus on basic skills of reading, writing and maths, an increased focus on mental health and wellbeing and PSHE. We will still aim to deliver broad curriculum offer to all pupils.
We teach the National Curriculum, comprising the core subjects of: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Computing, along with the foundation subjects: History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education.
We follow an Inquiry based curriculum which starts with a key question and allows staff to cover the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the national curriculum as well as children’s interests.
Each half term units should
- Be inquiry-based to promote curiosity
- Be outcomes driven to raise standards delivering key skills in non-core subjects
- Utilised to embed the application of basic skills in English and Maths
- Allow writing to be meaningfully embedded
- Provide opportunities for cross-curricular work (where meaningful)
The aims of our Inquiry Curriculum are for children to:
- Enjoy learning
- Feel successful in their learning and to promote high self esteem
- Become creative, independent learners
- Be given significant time to learn new skills and have time to practise those skills
- Have the flexibility to decide how best to learn in different situations
- Have the flexibility to decide what they are going to learn and how
- Be given the opportunity to decide upon the final outcome of their learning
- Be able to set own targets for learning
- Know what their strengths are and which areas they need to develop
- Become successful lifelong learners who are able to reach their full potential
- Be able to evaluate and assess their own learning
We teach English, Maths, Science, French, Computing and PE separately, although we do link where possible.
Here at Broadgreen Primary School we are proud to have the Basic Skills Quality Mark (renewed April 2019) in recognition of the emphasis we place upon reading, writing and maths.
Each day our pupils experience high quality teaching of English, including reading and phonics and Maths and where possible these will be linked to their Curriculum Units of Inquiry. We utilize different reading schemes and reading materials to support the teaching of reading in our school. Computing (ICT) is integrated across all subject areas. For both English and Maths we follow the School Improvement Liverpool plans. The statutory requirements for each year group can be found here. English Maths Spelling
Each year group follows a unit of inquiry each half term, click on the year group below to see the yearly overview. A central idea is identified along with links to the national curriculum subject areas, staff use this to formulate their half termly inquiry plans. Pupils also input their own ideas to the unit of inquiry, further information can be found on the class pages. We are reviewing these units each half term and so they may be subject to change throughout the year.
Modern Foreign Languages - French
Here at Broadgreen Primary we have chosen French as the Modern Foreign Language that we teach to our pupils. In Key Stage Two sessions are delivered by teachers from LaAcademia who work in school every Tuesday. Please see examples of the planning below.
Take a look at our Safeguarding Curriculum Map which outlines our curriculum coverage for delivering safety messages to our pupils.